Last week, I was lead climbing an overhung route. For those of you who don’t know this, lead (or sport) climbing is when you clip the rope into pre-set carabiners as you climb up the wall. This requires you to pull up rope from the belayer as you climb. This is in contrast to top…

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I recently had the opportunity to spend 24 hours in silence. Unplugged and disconnected… from talking, using technology, reading, and writing. Away from most anything that could distract me. It was glorious! It was revealing. I had the opportunity to see how much of life I miss out on… how much of life I don’t…

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I started indoor rock climbing last week. AND… I’m afraid of heights. It’s an interesting combination. I’m getting a lot of practice working with fear. AND… I’m learning a lot. About my mind and my relationship to fear. I’m becoming acutely aware of how much my mind limits me. It tells me I’m not safe.…

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I just finished reading a book called “The Great Work of Your Life” by Stephen Cope. He starts the book with the following questions… “What do you fear most in this life? What is your biggest fear? Right now.” When I ask myself these questions, my answer is that I will have not lived fully. That…

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Yesterday I attended a great workshop on goal setting. At the beginning of the presentation, the presenter provided some statistics. One of the statistics was that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their new year’s resolutions. The presenter added that this 8% is based on the total number of people who set new year’s resolutions. If…

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Living a truly meaningful and fulfilling life isn’t easy. It’s not without difficulty, challenges, and roadblocks. It’s DEFINITELY not without fear. In fact, living a meaningful and fulfilling life is likely full of fear because it means we are constantly pushing up to and expanding our edge. And the edge is scary. But, this seems…

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